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Lewis R. Gordon: Africana Philosophy: About

This guide is inspired by the English Department’s Black Literature Arts and Culture Committee's (BLACC) symposium on Lewis R. Gordon, held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

Selected Readings by Lewis R. Gordon at LaGuardia

About Lewis R. Gordon

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Lewis R. Gordon is an Afro-Jewish philosopher, political thinker, educator, and musician (drums, other percussive instruments, and piano), who was born on the island of Jamaica and grew up in the Bronx, New York, where he attended Evander Child’s High School, played jazz in NY night clubs, and went to Lehman College under the Lehman Scholars Program. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale university.

This guide includes information, citations, and links to Dr. Gordon's writings that are available through the LaGuardia Library. Additional resources on Africana philosophy are included.

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